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Legal Aid Alberta Financial Eligibility Guidelines will increase on April 1

Feb 14, 2024

What Albertans need to know about qualifying for legal aid.

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Reflecting on our role: Access to Justice Week in Alberta

Feb 9, 2024

For more than 50 years, LAA has been providing access to justice for Albertans in need of legal support.

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Representing children in high-conflict divorce cases

Feb 6, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta’s Child Representation lawyers have special training to help them serve children and bring their desires and wishes to the court.

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Ask a Lawyer: Dispelling myths about family court

Jan 3, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers Sheila Raffray and Jessica Chapman join Global News to clear up commonly held beliefs about how family courts work.

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2023 year in review: Top 5 milestones for Legal Aid Alberta

Dec 19, 2023

Here are five highlights from Legal Aid Alberta’s 50th year of providing access to justice for disadvantaged Albertans.

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Growing a career in access to justice

Dec 18, 2023

What do each of the Legal Aid Alberta Long Service Award recipients have in common? The answer: Passion for the law and helping people. Legal Aid Alberta is honouring 52...

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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